February 4, 2009

Board Changes

The Board of West African Diamonds plc (‘the Company’) announces that Non-Executive Director Roy Pitchford has offered his resignation from the board of the Company following his resignation from the board of African Minerals Limited.

Roy Pitchford was nominated to the board of the Company by African Minerals Limited and as such feels it appropriate to resign now he is no longer a Director of African Minerals Limited.

Enquiries:

West African Diamonds
John Teeling, Chairman + 353 1 833 2833
James Campbell, Deputy Chairman +27 83 457 3724
Blue Oar +44 (0)20 7448 4400
Nick Lovering
Toby Gibbs
College Hill +44 (0) 20 7457 2020
Paddy Blewer
Nick Elwes